Monday June 24, 2013

PITTSFIELD -- Michele A. Butler and Scott M. Pignatelli have joined the board of directors at Hillcrest Educational Center, while Paul R. Clark has been appointed board chairman after serving as the director for six years.

Butler is currently an associate at the law firm Cain Hibbard & Myers in Pittsfield. She serves on the steering committee of the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce’s Berkshire Leadership Program (BLP) and is a member of BLP class of 2012.

She is also on the Board of Directors for ProAdams, Inc. and is a member of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Committee through the Berkshire Regional Planning Association.

Prior to moving to the Berkshires, Butler worked in the Massachusetts State Senate on K-12 education policy. She attended Suffolk University Law School, and holds a master’s degree from Central Connecticut State University, and a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University. Butler and her husband, Jonathan, live in Adams.

Pignatelli is owner and president of Pignatelli Electrical Contractors, Inc. in Lenox. He currently serves on the boards of the Lenox board of assessors and the Pittsfield chapter of UNICO National. He’s also is a trustee of the Town of Lenox Academy and a member of the Lenox Democratic Town Committee.

A graduate of Berkshire Community College, Pignatelli has two children, Mia and Jack, and lives in Lenox.


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Clark is the owner and CEO of Pittsfield Furniture Co. He has supported many area organizations including, Berkshire County ARC, Berkshire Center for Families and Children, Department of Social Services, Berkshire Mental Health, Relay for Life, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

Clark and his wife, Maria, have a daughter, Vanessa, and live in Pittsfield.